I'm curious if anyone else is using a switch for WAN connections.
I am looking at upgrading our IPS uplink from 9Mb to 20Mb. We use 6 T1's currently in a 2811 router, but our new link will be an 100Mb Ethernet (copper) connection rate limited to 20Mbs. We also have another 20Mb connection handed to us on MM fiber. We will use BGP to multihome our uplink.
My question is this; Why do I need to look at "standard router" for these connections? We will get better performance from a 3560E?
The only hangup I see is the onboard memory of the 3560. Default for most models is 128Mb and I want to ensure we are able to host full BGP routes if needed.
Please add any comments/questions/opinions. I am interested to read what others are doing.